Blair Witch (2016)

WARNING: COULD SCARE THE LIVING HEART OUT OF YOUR THROAT!!!

The original ‘Blair Witch’ appeared on the scene in 1999. The premise revolved around the finding of reels of film in a tent in ‘The Woods’ where the disappearance of the filmmakers occurred. What is seen on the film are the experiences. The fear and terror led the original film makers to a mysterious ending inside a scary building. Something terrible happened there. The ending of the footage is the most frightening part of the film.

After watching the trailer for the updated version of ‘Blair Witch’, I discovered it isn’t really a remake. Instead it revolves around a group of college students out to discover what exactly happened to the original film group. The new version involves lots of screaming. Scared. Not Yet. I intend to watch this film. The first made a fortune, though I felt it lacked the realism. I didn’t feel scared for them until the end. ‘Blair Witch’ (2016) may lead us to some answers or may make more students disappear with the others. I still want to know what happened. It is a genuine curiosity to want to know. Especially, if it has to do with Evil. One should always know if Evil is near by. – j.kiley ps. And one of the first group to disappear may be the sister of one in the new group. Odd thing though, 20 years have passed. I want to hear the explanation on how they could be siblings. It could happen but seems kind of strange. Just saying???


Blair Witch (2016)

A group of college students venture into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland to uncover the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of James’ sister who many believe is connected to the legend of the Blair Witch. At first the group is hopeful, especially when a pair of locals offer to act as guides through the dark and winding woods, but as the endless night wears on, the group is visited by a menacing presence. Slowly, they begin to realize the legend is all too real and more sinister than they could have imagined. (Film released statement)

Rated: CONTENT ADVISORY FOR PARENTS (I think they really mean for children. Parents are usually old enough to make the decision to watch or nor)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Length: 1h 30m
Lionsgate

Adam Windgard: Director
Simon Barrett: Writer

Cast
Corbin Reid. . .Ashley
Wes Robinson. . .Lane
Valorie Curry. . .Talia
Callie Hernandez. . .Lisa
James Allen McCune. . .James
Brandon Scott. . .Peter

Release Date: September 16th 2016

Tagline: ‘Every night you stay, we’ll be watching you.’

According to one critic: “ONE OF THE SCARIEST MOVIES EVER MADE”

We’ll Just Have to See

12 thoughts on “Blair Witch (2016)

  1. I have never been fond of films (or fiction) centred on fear. I have not seen the original and I don’t think I’ll be in the future.This up date ditto.

    Doesn’t mean I wish to dismiss you similarly. I have the notes prepared for an e-mail listing a number of UK crime/detective series you may not have come across and one day soon … (Or that’s the plan. I seem to have deliberately started using the phrase”or that’s the plan. Analogous to the Muslim “inshAllah” I suppose, but without the posited celestial deity.

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    • I look forward to your list. ACORN TV takes requests but I have no idea how long or what contracts exist around the series I want to see. If I remember I am going to request LIFE IN SQUARES. That is the correct title, I think. I live for British TV. I found an app on ROKU for UK TV. They do live broadcasting of what you are watching in the UK. Have a link for the TV Guide. Just need to figure out the schedule. The guide is way to extensive to follow.

      Do let me know any good crime/detective/mystery series. I have several going at the moment. Adding more would be perfect. I watched BROADCHURCH both seasons. Tried to watch again from the beginning but now is too disturbing knowing the ending.

      Dinner has arrived. I will try to write you while watching the Olympics. Discovered an app on ROKU on the 5th day which shows completes sports with no or minimal interruption. You actually get to see all the top athletes in your choice of sports.

      In ref to Blair Witch #1. It really wasn’t very good except last scene. I sometimes like to be scared. Recently we watched Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. It was outrageously funny and scream worthy at the same time. If you like Jane Austin, it’s a hoot.

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      • I enjoyed reading all six (major) Austen books in college. (Well, during the Summer break to be honest.) I remember one making we laugh out loud, which surprised me. not that because I had a low opinion of her but because so much at school and college was so stodgy and often downright boring. Was it me or “them” (the “system”)? Probably I’ll never know. OTOH it doesn’t really matter.

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        • I love Austin’s romantic nature & forthright pursuit of her heroine for an eventual ending with a desired conclusion.

          I loved Kurt Vonnegut, Ayn Rand [Psych Prof I lived with was really into her, eps. Atlas Shrugged & Howard Roark in The Fountainhead]. Now for my reasoning, I supported the Individual vs. the Mob mentality. To me The Mob was the government trying to control the free thinker. Shawn reorganized my interpretation of the thinking behind Ayn Rand & I do get she is a 1%er. I just believe in Free Thought and Artistis Freedom, not the kind of Hitler, but of Van Gogh & Lorca, finding freedom in their colors and words and the honesty of expressing their feelings openly.

          I do hate the system. Any system. They aren’t really for you.

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